Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 31 October 2020

Gold Expo 2020 Dubai collector's coins on sale for Dh9,000

The coins will be manufactured in, and sent from, New Zealand

The coins feature the Expo 2020 Dubai logo on one side. Courtesy Amazon.
The coins feature the Expo 2020 Dubai logo on one side. Courtesy Amazon.

The Central Bank of the UAE has issued a limited-edition series of coins branded with the Expo 2020 Dubai logo.

The gold and silver coins feature an engraved image of the official Expo 2020 Dubai logo, along with the name of the world expo in both Arabic and English. The reverse confirms the coin’s issuance by the Central Bank.

The coins come in gold or silver, and can be purchased on Amazon.ae. The gold coin is 28 millimetres in diameter, and weighs 20 grams. It is made with 9999 fine gold, meaning gold that is considered 99.99 per cent pure.

It costs Dh8,848, plus Dh98 for shipping.

The silver coin is the same size as the 50 fils coin and features the denomination on the back. Courtesy Amazon.
The silver coin features the denominational value of Dh50 on the back. Courtesy Amazon

The silver coin is 40mm in diameter and 40g in weight, and made with 999 fine silver, and features the denominational value of Dh50 alongside the words United Arab Emirates in both English and Arabic on one side. It costs Dh663, plus Dh98 for shipping. Both come in a collector's case.

The coins have been manufactured for Expo 2020 by New Zealand Mint, the only privately owned mint in New Zealand, which produces collector and bullion coins for a number of Pacific nations. The coins will be shipped directly from the manufacturer.

The new collector's coins are made by New Zealand Mint. Courtesy Amazon.
The new collector's coins are made by New Zealand Mint. Courtesy Amazon

The coins are part of a wide range of gifts, souvenirs and memorabilia to be produced by companies from around the world under Expo 2020’s Licensing and Retail programme.

The gold coin comes at a cost of almost Dh9000. Courtesy Amazon.
The gold coin costs almost Dh9,000. Courtesy Amazon

The first world expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region has been postponed by a year because of Covid-19 and will now run from the beginning of October 2021 to the end of March 2022.

Official licence holders are invited to retail their products online, at outlets across the UAE, and at official Expo 2020 stores in the run-up to the event.

Updated: July 26, 2020 05:30 PM

Editor's Picks
THE DAILY NEWSLETTER
Sign up to our daily email